Atheists and Allies Raised More Than $900,000 for Cancer Research Through Light the Night Walks

Here’s some fantastic news from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The atheists and allies who came together to support the Foundation Beyond Belief team during their Light the Night walk raised an astonishing amount of money:

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Americans United: Despite the Supreme Court’s Ruling, There Are Still Limits on Religious Invocations

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has launched a project they’re calling Operation Inclusion which will educate elected officials about the limits of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing religious invocations, investigate all violations of the decision, and fight back when necessary.

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Catholic Priest Tells Schoolchildren to Thank Their Mothers for Not Aborting Them

Father Joshy John told the second graders at Southern Cross Catholic School (in Queensland, Australia) that they should tell their mothers how much they loves them on Mothers Day.

But it didn’t quite come out that way:

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Russian Haters in High Places Go Apeshit Over Bearded Drag Singer Who Just Won the Eurovision Song Contest

Think about “the end of Europe.” Do you suppose it is more likely that such a thing will be brought on by military aggression à la Russia’s de facto annexation of Ukraine, or by the TV appearance of a bearded singer performing in drag?

I ask because

Victory for Austria’s bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday. …

“There’s no limit to our outrage. It’s the end of Europe. It has turned wild. They don’t have men and women any more. They have ‘it’,” nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky told Rossiya-1 state television.

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After Losing the Massachusetts Pledge Case, Would the Atheist Side Have Done Anything Differently?

David Niose (below) represented the plaintiffs in the recent case to stop the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled against him, unfortunately, and yesterday, Niose reflected on whether he would have done anything differently:

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